ATLANTA (February 1, 2017) | Sen. Burt Jones (R- Jackson) welcomed local elected officials and constituents to the Georgia State Capitol in celebration of Jackson-Butts County Day today. Sen. Jones sponsored Senate Resolution 46 which proclaims February 1, 2017 Jackson-Butts County Day and commends Jackson-Butts County for its unique culture, tradition and storied place in Georgia’s history.
“It is an honor to call myself a life-long resident of Jackson-Butts County,” said Sen. Jones. “Our county has a rich history and tradition and continues to contribute to the overall economic success of Georgia. I look forward to continuing and celebrating this tradition in the future.”
Jackson-Butts County was established in 1825 as a gift to Governor George Troup and was formed from land carved from parts of Henry and Monroe Counties. The county is home to several parks including Indian Springs State Park and High Falls State Park. Dauset Trails, a nonprofit environmental education center that provides environmental programs for groups, also calls Jackson-Butts County home.
Sen. Jones was joined by the Jackson-Butts County delegation, the Butts County Chamber of Commerce and the Butts County Leadership Class of 2017.
For more information on Jackson-Butts County Day, follow the following link to Senate Resolution 46: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/163046.pdf.
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For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2017
For Information Contact:
Ines Owens, Acting Director